Saturday, May 25, 2013

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

It's the May Blog Hop Challenge with Papertrey Ink, and the challenge is to choose a floral set to work with in one of the sets of colors they have put together for us.  I chose to work with the "Bouquet Builder" color scheme that includes Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, and Ripe Avocado.  I also used the new PTI Ruby Rose stamps and dies!

I thought it would be fun to try a new technique on this card:  just using part of a die.  My neighbor gave me a store bought thank you note in this style, and I figured out how to make something similar.  First, I cut my card base at 5 1/4" x 7".  I wanted my final card to be an A2 size, so I left off 1/4" of the width so that I could have the leaves hanging off the edge.  Since I wanted the flower to stick up off of the top of the page, I put the Ruby Rose die on my card base so that the top of it would reach 4 1/4", the height of my card (the card base is turned sideways on the Scor-pal.  I then scored it at 3 1/2", skipping the part where the die was.

A little blue tape held my die in place, and then I set up my Vagabonds in the usual way for die cutting, but I only put the top plate on top of the part of the die I wanted cut.  I used my score line to help me line it up.

The result was half of a die cut!  The Vagabond plate left a little line through my flower shape, but that became unnoticeable once I stamped on it.

This pretty sentiment is from Ruby Rose.

I added lots of flowers and leaves.  Some are stamped directly onto the card base, and others are die cut and adhered.  This is a really fun floral set to play with!

Head over to Nichole Heady's blog to join in the fun!

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  1. Great card, Katie! I'd assumed you'd just layered a diecut over the edge... it's very cool how you did this!

  2. Interesting technique. Love these bright colors.

  3. Love the partial die cut - beautiful card!

  4. Sweet card and thanks for the lesson too. Your card is lovely and a very sweet thank you!

  5. Nice tutorial on how you did your card. So pretty after stamping and love the bright pretty colors. Great job!
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  6. What a pretty card. Great technique- Irma

  7. Super card, Katie! Thanks for the "how to" instructions!!

  8. Love the technique, I'll have to give it a try. The card looks awesome!


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